Cultural and natural wealth of Madagascar

Cultural and natural wealth of Madagascar

Start: Antananarivo Finish: Antananarivo

Visiting: Antananarivo, Antsirabe, Ranomafana, Fianarantsoa, Ranohira, Ifaty


Duration: 10 Nights

Physical rating: Medium

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans, Kosher

Tour code: BDIS

Tour operator: Bio D Island

Group size: 2 - 12

Age range: 3-80

Tour operated in: English ,French


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Tour Overview

This tour will take you to historical places, national parks, incredible sites and beautiful beaches. You will discover: — The mystical Lake Tritriva — the picturesque landscape of the Malagasy Far West — Ranomafana National Park which is home to numerous endemic fauna and flora species, including the very rare golden bamboo lemur. — Isalo National Park which is famous for its endangered birds and natural swimming pools. — Ifaty beach and its fine weather all year

Places You'll See

Mystical Lake Tritriva
Isalo window
Ranomafana National Park

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Antananarivo

Location: Antananarivo

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Dinner

Pick up at Ivato Antananarivo airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

icon Day 2 : Antananarivo - Antsirabe (3h45 - 171 km)

Location: Antsirabe

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Departure for the road towards the South, the RN7. Stop at Ambatolampy, 73km from Antananarivo, to discover the workshops of pots and aluminum kitchen utensils manufacturers. Continuation to Antsirabe. We can admire the beautiful landscapes of the Highlands all along the road : sumptuous valleys, small villages, and rice paddies will fascinate you. Arrival in Antsirabe, the spa town, and the first industrial center of Madagascar. It produces two of the most famous brands of beer in the Island. In the afternoon, visit of the mythical Lake Tritriva, one of the most mysterious places in Madagascar. This ancient crater is a site in which two lovers would have drowned themselves because of forbidden marriage, and then they reincarnate as branches intertwined with two neighboring trees coming out of a bank rock. Overnight at hotel. Included : Breakfast and Dinner

icon Day 3 : Antsirabe - Ranomafana (6h - 230 km)

Location: Ranomafana

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Departure towards Ranomafana. All along the road, we will appreciate the beautiful traditional houses, typical of the highlands. Arrival in Ambositra after 2 hours, workshops visit of the most famous Malagasy artisans; their know-how in marquetry and woodcarving better known as "art zafimaniry", are so sublime that one can leave the city of Ambositra only after buying their product as a souvenir. After the lunch, continuation to Ranomafana. Overnight at the hotel.
Included: Breakfast and Dinner

icon Day 4 : Ranomafana - Fianarantsoa (1h30 - 60km)

Location: Fianarantsoa

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

In the morning, visit of Ranomafana National Park which is part of the Atsinanana humid forests and therefore, registered in the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. This tourist site is crossed by 25 rivers and is home to a great diversity of fauna and flora, some of which is the rare golden hapalemur, an endangered species. In the afternoon, continuation to Fianarantsoa. Visit of this city and its monuments, among which about fifty religious édifices. It also gained wide reputation thanks to its vineyards, it is the only producer of wine (white, red, rosé and gray wines) in Madagascar. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

icon Day 5 : Fianarantsoa - Ranohira (6h - 285km)

Location: Ranohira

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Continuation of the road towards Ranohira. After 60 km, stop at Ambalavao to visit an Antemoro papermaking workshop which is a local handicraft specialty based on avoha, a fibrous bark. 15km further south, visit of the Anja village reserve which is a park created by the inhabitants of this place rich in biodiversity. We can observe the particular makis catta lemur. Continuation to Ranohira with a fascinating crossing of a new type of landscape, that of the Far West of Madagascar. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

icon Day 6 : Ranohira

Location: Ranohira

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day dedicated to the visit of Isalo national park. This ruiniform massif is a 80 000 ha protected area. It is above all the habitat of numerous species of fauna and flora scattered throughout the reserve. Apart from reptiles and lemurs, 77 species of birds live there, which 70% are endemic. Hiking in the canyons, and swimming in natural pools will also be in the program. For the more athletic, possibility to visit the reserve by bike (optional). Towards the end of the afternoon, admiration of the sunset through the Isalo Window, an opportunity to take some pictures postcard landscape. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, and Dinner.

icon Day 7 : Ranohira - Ifaty (6h - 265km)

Location: Ifaty

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Departure to Ifaty. Crossing of the Mahafaly plateau and its many tombs surmounted by Aloalo (carved wooden posts). The Mahafaly tomb is a funerary art with representative drawings of the deceased's life. Appreciation of baobabs in the beautiful scenery of the Great South spectacular landscape, then stop for a visit of Antsokay arboretum which is the perfect place for flora lovers since there are about 900 plant species, which 90% are endemic. Arrival in Ifaty in the afternoon, it is the quintessence of the trip to Madagascar for seaside tourism enthusiasts: sun throughout the year, marvellous beach, quad bike ride by the sea, canoe trip, water sports, ... Overnight at the hotel. Included : Breakfast and Dinner.

icon Day 8 : Ifaty

Location: Ifaty

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Free stay. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner

icon Day 9 : Ifaty

Location: Ifaty

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Free stay. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner

icon Day 10 : Return flight from Tuléar to Antananarivo

Location: Antananarivo

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Transfer to the airport and return flight to Antananarivo. Reception and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. Included: Breakfast and Dinner. * Domestic flight Tulear - Antananarivo (between 150 euros and 250 euros) is not included in the tour price . You can book the flight yourself on https://tsaradia.com/ if you have a Mastercard or a Visa Card.

icon Day 11 : Antananarivo - International return Flight

Location: Antananarivo

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Visit of the dike craft market. Transfer to the airport for International Return flight. Included: Breakfast

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    Accommodation in 2- or 3-star hotels in general

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

    All airport transfers are included

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

    - Air conditioned vehicle (4WD or mini coach depending on the number of the participants) - Internal flights are EXCLUDED

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    Entrance Fees

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    Local Taxes

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    Meals – Half Board

    *Dinner only on the 1st day, and breakfast only on the last day

What's Not Included

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    Country Entry Visas

    35 euros

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    International Travel

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Day 10 domestic flight Tulear - Antananarivo (between 150 euros and 250 euros) is not included in the tour price. You can book the flight yourself on https://tsaradia.com/ if you have a Mastercard or Visa Card.

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Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

2 or 3 star hotel. 4 star hotel in some places if the size of the group is at least 6

Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

Yes, except during free stays

Do you require a visa for this holiday?

Yes (35 euros)

Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

Yes, if there is only one participant, we have to amend the tour price. This traveler will be able to travel at his own pace

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes

    Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    Yellow fever vaccination for a trip in the inter-tropical region of Africa planned before or after your stay in Madagascar.

    What is the maximum group size?

    The maximum group size is 12. Nonetheless, you can make a special request if the group size on behalf of which you are booking is between 13 and 18 people.

    Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

    Are flights included in this tour?

    Internal flight is not included in the price of this tour

    Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes

    Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No (35 euros)

    Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Yes

    Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    Yes, 35 euros

    Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes

    Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes

    Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

    What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    Each tour departure is guaranteed if there are at least 2 participants. However, if there is only one participant, we have to amend the tour price. This traveler will be able to travel at his own pace

    Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

Reviews

Read all 6 reviews
Explore the South of Madagascar
We are coming back next year!!! We are coming back next year!!! ;
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Garcia

30-May-2019

Nature at its finest!
The whole trip was so dope with Bio d Island. Their team helped us as much as they could during the preparation of our travel. Of course the hotels are ....more The whole trip was so dope with Bio d Island.

Their team helped us as much as they could during the preparation of our travel.

Of course the hotels are not like those in Dubai or London, we’re in Madagascar, but nature at its finest guys ! A breathtaking 5-star island ! In short we had a hassle-free vacation.

Already hyped for the next year’s trip with them; ....less
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Jo

18-Jul-2019

Travel to Ifaty
Our tour manager has an in-depth knowledge of Madagascar, a true OG of tourism. He gave us lots of tips. So is the chauffeur-guide who knew everything about the culture ....more Our tour manager has an in-depth knowledge of Madagascar, a true OG of tourism.

He gave us lots of tips.

So is the chauffeur-guide who knew everything about the culture and history of the different people we met all along the journey.

Btw if you miss the sunset at Isalo window, you will regret it.

Make sure to be there on time; ....less
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Matesco

18-Jul-2020

Madagsacar, simple but wondrous
During this second trip with Bio D Island, they gave us a huge discount, and like the first time, they still accomodated us in great hotels.. especially the four stars ....more During this second trip with Bio D Island, they gave us a huge discount, and like the first time, they still accomodated us in great hotels.

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especially the four stars one in Antananarivo.

One of the accomodation was not very comfortable but no problem, living in a lovely simple bungalow was a great experience for us.

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KuroshiMasaka

25-Aug-2019

An epic adventure
What an epic adventure we had ! I've been told that Madagascar is a French-speaking country, but I was surprised the guides spoke English like natives, and they made sure ....more What an epic adventure we had ! I've been told that Madagascar is a French-speaking country, but I was surprised the guides spoke English like natives, and they made sure we were taken care of.

Bio D Island provided excellent customer service.

They booked the best hotels.

This trip is a must-do !! Beautiful scenery, experienced guides, authentic food.

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and last but not least, the magnificent islands.

No words can describe their beauty.

We highly recommend Bio D Island! With them, you'll have a blast; ....less
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PierceOlson

28-May-2019

Authentic escape in the Land of Lemurs
This tour was way beyond my expectations. A mixture of an authentic escape in the land of lemurs, and a magnificent stay by the sea, by that I mean Ifaty, ....more This tour was way beyond my expectations.

A mixture of an authentic escape in the land of lemurs, and a magnificent stay by the sea, by that I mean Ifaty, where the brilliant blue sky mesmerized my eyes.

Even though we did not spend the nights in luxurious hotels, they were all charming and clean.

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CraigRHopkins

18-Jul-2019

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